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Pakistani court extends protection from arrest in graft cases to former premier Nawaz Sharif

Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has extended protection from arrest to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in graft cases while another withdrew its arrest warrant against him following his return home after four years of self-imposed exile in London. Sharif appeared at the Islamabad High Court and the anti-graft tribunal on Tuesday to appeal his 2018 conviction on corruption and clear his name prior to parliamentary elections due in January. The court extended Sharif’s bail until Thursday, his lawyer said. Sharif stepped down as prime minister in 2017 over corruption charges.  In 2018, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the anti-graft tribunal in a corruption case.

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